Reflections MedSpa, Sarasota

BIO-Rejuvenation

BIO-Rejuvenation

All of our BIO-Rejuvenation treatments utilize all natural platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your own cell BIOlogy for rejuvenation.

WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLAMA?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has become increasingly popular in the media and can be used for a wide variety of treatments. PRP is obtained from your blood from a simple blood draw. The blood is then centrifuged in specialized vials to extract the activated plasma that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors and active proteins that aid in tissue healing. PRP has been used medically and in dentistry since 1987 to achieve wound healing, repair tendons , ligament and joint damage, to heal wound ulcers, hair restoration, and for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence and vaginal atrophy in women .

When PRP is placed back in the skin by injection and in some procedure with addition of microneedling it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over weeks and months following treatment this stem cell response recruits collagen producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. It also can stimulate hair growth on the scalp and aid in sexual enhancement.

IS IT SAFE?

PRP is a safe and simple procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that may last three to seven days. Because PRP is extracted from your own blood there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic, or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic procedures there are certain health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, poor health issues, blood disorders, use of anti-inflammatory mediations or corticosteroids that may exclude patients from this treatment. This is a safe an effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?

Prior to a PRP procedure a consultation is done to assess cosmetic, hair restoration or gynecological or urological concerns. The cosmetic and rejuvenation needs are expectations are discussed to determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired result. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelets into platelet rich plasma which contain special growth factors which stimulate collagen when injected into tissue. Topical numbing will be applied prior to procedure. PRP is then injected into the skin and followed by microneedling if indicated for a specific procedure.

BIO-Lift

The BIO-Lift is one of our revolutionary BIO-Rejuvenation treatments that utilize all natural platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your own cell BIOlogy for aesthetic rejuvenation of the face, neck, declotee and hands.

You can embrace the aging process gracefully and still have a healthy and youthful looking appearance. All one needs to do is look at your own body for a natural fountain of youth. You have inside you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body. Stem cells do this for you every day of your life. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a procedure that is leading edge that can harness the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your own blood to stimulate stem cell response. These stem cells help you to grow new collagen and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin and help slowdown and reverse the signs of aging.

As we age we experience loss of volume and skin integrity that results in common cosmetic complaints which include: loss of elastic to our tissue, sagging corners of the mouth, loss of volume in our face and cheeks, Crows feet, lip and frown lines, dehydrated skin, overall loss of healthy, youthful tone and texture to our skin.

The natural aging process can be accelerated by genetics, facial expression, poor diet, smoking, sun exposure and hormonal imbalance. These cause oxidative stress which enhances the aging process that appears as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin tone, sagging skin and advanced wrinkling.

Advantage of PRP

The potential benefits of PRP have led to recent widespread interest in the use for anti-aging and regenerative process. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP an be used as a cosmetic treatment to improve: fine lines and wrinkles, tightness, tone and elasticity, mild collagen and volume loss, Crows feet, elasticity and texture under eyes, acne scarring, rosacea, mild lightening of sun damage.

Within a few weeks of treatment an overall improvement in the skin hydration and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. Most clinical studies were based on two treatments six to twelve weeks apart with more treatments required for ages over 45. Maintenance treatment may become necessary every one to two years.

Cosmetic PRP can be combined with dermal fillers for volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of PRP.

Cosmetic wants and needs are unique to each individual patient with the guidance of our skin care team. Many treatments can be enhanced with PRP such as peels, laser treatments, and dermal filler injections. The goal for our patients is a refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance without a frozen or over plumped appearance.

BIO-Restore

The BIO-Restore one of our revolutionary BIO-Rejuvenation treatments that utilize all natural platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your own cell BIOlogy for hair restoration.

Platelet Rich Plasma is a cutting edge treatment used to regenerate hair growth. You have inside you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body. Stem cells do this for you every day of your life. PRP therapy is a procedure that is leading edge that can harness the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your own blood to stimulate stem cell response. The PRP procedure stimulates increase circulation of hair follicles, growth of hair follicles, and even the thickness of the hair shaft. This treatment is most useful in androgenic alopecia in both men and women and when early thinning of hair.

A full dermatology consult is needed prior to start of treatment to exclude any systemic cause of loss of hair. A possible scalp biopsy maybe indicated prior to treatment. PRP Hair treatment is an all natural and safe choice for hair loss. However, patients with active infection in the scalp, history of shingles of the scalp, diabetes, coagulation disease, or on blood thinning medications, immunosuppressive medications may not be the right candidates. If the hair follicles are entirely lost, the treatment will not work. Patients who have lost their hair follicles require hair transplant surgery.

Researchers have reported PRP promotes hair growth from follicles by the actins of platelet growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. The platelet growth factors induce follicle stem cells from a dormant state to an active state that starts the process of hair production. Most clinical studies have been done on two treatments 6 -12 weeks apart. Some individuals may require additional treatments and maintenance treatments are recommended every year. Adjunctive therapy may be indicated as well during these treatments such as topical and oral medications.

Prior to treatment the area will be numbed topically and with lidocaine injections. The PRP is then injected into the hair follicles. A micro-needling procedure is also performed to create tiny channels in the skin. The PRP is smeared on the scalp after the micro-needling to stimulate wound healing and hair growth.

Recovery is quick with minimal to no downtime other than some mild discomfort.

BIO-Enhance for women

The BIO-Enhance is one of our revolutionary BIO-Rejuvenation treatments that utilize all natural platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your own cell BIOlogy for sexual rejuvenation.

Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from your own blood. Plasma contains fundamental growth factors released by activated platelets to initiate the tissue regeneration process. Stem cells and growth factors in plasma stimulate new blood vessel growth (angioneogensis) and new collagen is stimulated regenerating atrophic tissue.

Maintaining a youthful mentality, physics, and appearance for the sake of good quality of life are becoming important to both men and women.

Vaginas, like any organ are subject to changes due to aging, giving birth, infections, and hormonal changes. Various genetic and immunological factors especially lack of estrogen around menopause, speed up thinning and sagging of the vaginal wall. The wall of the vagina becomes less flexible over time and has a lower resistance to trauma, friction from sexual intercourse, and other causes may include radiation therapy for uterine, colon cancer, and use of tamoxifin.

Loss of estrogen a product from the ovaries after menopause is the most recognized cause of vaginal atrophy. This results in the reduction of collagen in the vaginal mucosa and thinning of the epithelium which makes the vagina more susceptible to trauma during intercourse. A concomitant reduction in blood flow leads to decrease in vaginal secretions leading to dry vagina. These in turn decreases lactobacilli bacteria of the vagina, which results in increased pH levels, facilitating growth of pathogens such as yeast and bacteria.

Do you suffer from:
  • Dry vagina
  • Recurrent vaginal infections
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary urgency, urinary leakage
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Difficult sexual arousal and orgasm
  • Decreased sexual sensitivity for both partners
N on invasive treatments
  • Using topical hormonal replacement creams
  • Vaginal lubricants ( Neo Gen, Replens)
  • Plasma rich Platelet therapy (PRP)
Procedure

Complete history and physical to determine if you are a candidate for PRP therapy Local anesthetic gel is applied
Blood is drawn for the procedure Minimal discomfort during procedure Speculum exam is performed for women
Some redness and slight swelling of areas injected for 2-12 hours post procedure Light activity and exercise is recommended as tolerated by the patient.

You can resume sexual activity in 48 hours Recommend second treatment in 6 months
Recommend maintenance treatments based on signs and symptoms of vaginal decline

BIO-Enhance for men

The BIO-Enhance is one of our revolutionary BIO-Rejuvenation treatments that utilize all natural platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your own cell BIOlogy for sexual rejuvenation.
Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from your own blood. Plasma contains fundamental growth factors released by activated platelets to initiate the tissue regeneration process. Stem cells and growth factors in plasma stimulate new blood vessel growth (angioneogensis) and new collagen is stimulated regenerating atrophic tissue.
Maintaining a youthful mentality, physics, and appearance for the sake of good quality of life are becoming important to both men and women.

Erectile Dysfunction or ED:

ED (impotence) is the inability to get an erection or problem keeping an erection firm enough for sex and or a reduced sexual desire that, when on an ongoing basis, it usually affects one’s self confidence and causes stress and relationship problems.
An erection is an emotional event that begins in the brain. Physical and/or mental stimulation cause nerves in the brain to send chemical messages to nerves in the penis telling the penile blood vessels to relax so that blood can flow freely into the penis. Once in the penis high pressure traps the blood within both corporus cavenrosa. This causes the penis to expand and sustain an erection. Erection is reversed when the inflow of blood is stopped and opening outflow channels open, allowing the penis to become soft.

Causes of ED:

Male sexual arousal is intricate process involving the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, sexual arousal, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from anyone one of these. In MOST cases erectile dysfunction is caused by something PHYSICAL.
• Diabetes (resulting in poor vascular and nerve supply)
• High Blood pressure ( poor vascular supply or result of medication effect)
• Coronary Artery Disease ( poor vascular supply or medication effect)
• Obesity
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Low testosterone levels
• Alcohol, tobacco, drug use
• Peyronie’s disease (development of scar tissue inside the penis)
• Parkinson disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• Surgeries or injury to the pelvic area or spinal cord
• Medications (antidepressants, antihistamines, high blood pressure medications, pain medications)
• Prostate cancer
• Depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Emotional/psychological causes

Non invasive treatments

Medication (Viagra, Cialis, testosterone injections) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich Plasma (PRP)

• Helps with new blood vessel growth, improving vascular tone and supply
• Regenerates collagen and helps firm tissue
• Increases firmness of penis
• Increases girth and length of penis
• Increases ability to maintain longer erections
• Allows for quicker recovery time
• Improves orgasms and can lead to multiple orgasms

Procedure

Complete history and physical to determine if you are a candidate for PRP therapy Local anesthetic gel is applied
Penile block for comfort
Blood is drawn for the procedure Minimal discomfort during procedure
Some redness and slight swelling of areas injected for 2-12 hours post procedure Light activity and exercise is recommended as tolerated by the patient
You can resume sexual activity in 48 hours
Recommend second treatment in 6 months
Recommend maintenance treatments based on signs and symptoms of penile decline